Network News and Updates Announcement
A Message from the Director
We celebrated the Latina Researchers Network’s first anniversary with much success! Thank you so much for your support and commitment to the next generation of investigators. We have over 500 scholars, researchers and students in this community. A heartfelt welcome to those who recently joined us and to everyone who attended our “Latinas in Hard to Reach Places” symposium in Honolulu, HI!
What we did to celebrate:
- Webinar Series: We launched the Network webinar series by featuring Dr. Margarita Alegría, Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research and professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegría’s webinar focused on common mistakes done in NIH grant applications, the new process of review and recommendations on how to align the research to the Institute’s agenda. The webinar was hosted with New Connections: Increasing Diversity of the RWJF Programming as part of this amazing series. If you have any comments or questions about the webinar, please email Dr. Serrata at Josie@LatinaResearchers.com.
- Network pláticas: We launched Network pláticas, intimate virtual support groups for students and early career investigators, featuring Dr. Josie Serrata, our Network’s Director of Professional Development and a Research Manager at Casa Esperanza National Latin@ Network. Information on upcoming pláticas forthcoming!
- Networking: We continued to travel to major science meetings for formal and informal networking events and gatherings. Over the last few months, we met with many of you in Houston, TX, for the National Multicultural Conference and Summit and in New York City for the Winter Roundtable Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University. Last Thursday, we were in Hawaii for a symposium titled “Latinas in Hard to Reach Places”. The symposium was sponsored by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Women in Psychology (Section for Concerns of Hispanic Women/Latinas).
Webinar Series: Thinking Critically about the Selection of Spanish Assessment Tools
Featuring Dr. Alexander Quiros
August 16th, 3-5pm EST
Dr. Quiros, Assessment Consultant at Pearson Assessments, will focus this two-hour webinar on learning how to determine the quality of measurement tools available in Spanish, how to think about assessments beyond the final scores, and reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of existing measures. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to think critically about the appropriate selection of measures for research or for psychological evaluations. The webinar is hosted with Pearson Assessments as part of our webinar series. Register online: Click or copy and paste link to a new browser https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LRNQuiros.
2nd Latina Researchers Conference: Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars
Thursday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 5th, 2014 in New York City!
Call for proposals forthcoming! If you are interested in conference sponsorship opportunities, please email Dr. Cynthia Guzmán at Cynthia@LatinaResearchers.com
We value your feedback! Please email us at info@LatinaResearchers.com with any comments or suggestions! We would also love to hear about all your accomplishments ~ please send those to us so that we can join you in celebrating! The future of academia and advanced research careers depend on your success and we are here to support you!
We need you! We are looking for a few passionate early career professionals and student interns to join our Mentorship Committee. The committee is primarily responsible for organizing interviews with leading scholars and researchers and planning networking events at national, regional and local science meetings. For more information, or to be considered, please send an introduction email and current CV to Ms. Rangel at Rebecca@LatinaResearchers.com
On behalf of the Latina Researchers Network team, I thank you once again for making this an amazing community.
Silvia L. Mazzula, PhD
Director, Latina Researchers Network
About us: The Latina Researchers Network was founded to ensure successful academic faculty achievement among Latina researchers and under-represented scholars. Stay connected! Get latest news and updates via our List-serve, Tweet Chats, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group. For more information, email us at info@LatinaResearchers.com
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